Chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Patient with severe heart failure at rest. The patient reported having been bitten several times by triatomine in his life while working in rural areas of Brazil.

Patient Data

Age: 44
X-ray

Chest X-ray

Global cardiomegaly with virtually no signs of pulmonary congestion. 

Case Discussion

This case illustrates a nonspecific global cardiomegaly on chest x-ray in a patient with severe heart failure due chronic manifestations of Chagas disease

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Case information

rID: 38872
Case created: 9th Aug 2015
Last edited: 28th Aug 2015
System: Cardiac
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